The Youth Bureau has been a buzz since spring! Our talented and creative staff pushed through the many obstacles still present with the pandemic and successfully provided youth services, camps, inclusion services, swimming at Cass, bike rentals, outdoor adventures, support and placement for teens in employment, traveled with youth to new places and shared new experiences all summer long. The best part about the summer was the joy, smiles and laughter we heard and saw from the children in our programs and their families. New friendships blossomed and old ones got stronger. Youth thoroughly enjoyed being with one another again.
As we head into fall and winter programming, we continue to be vigilant with mask wearing and social distancing to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our young participants. We continue our commitment to developing programming in a new creative way that invites all people in our community to learn, explore and experience; that ensures safety; that challenges us all to expand our knowledge around race, equity and inclusion, and that foster the health and wellness of everyone. We look forward to seeing you this fall and winter.